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71. The Rite of Spring: Owen-Apekisheva Duo

24 October 2019, 17:30 - 18:20


Chamber Music Early Evening

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The Owen-Apekisheva Duo gave a stunning performance at last year’s Festival and we are thrilled that they will return for two concerts this year. In the first of these, they perform Debussy’s Épigraphes Antiques, based on the music he had written to accompany Pierre Louÿs’s poems Les Chansons de Bilitis (see 3pm event and 8pm concert). Alongside this, we hear Stravinsky’s electrifying arrangement of The Rite of Spring, which the composer played with Debussy in 1912.

Watch Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen play The Rite of Spring:

Artist Portrait

Katya Apekisheva

Katya Apekisheva


Katya Apekisheva, described as being a “profoundly gifted artist” by Gramophone magazine, is one of Europe’s most renowned pianists, in demand internationally as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. Since becoming a prize-winner in the Leeds International and Scottish Piano Competitions and collating awards such as the London Philharmonic ‘Soloist of the Year’ and the Terence Judd Award, she has been marked out as a pianist of exceptional gifts. She has performed with many of the world’s leading orche... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Charles Owen

Charles Owen


Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest British pianists of his generation”, Charles Owen has enjoyed an extensive international career performing a wide ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. He has appeared at London’s Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Hall and regularly gives recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place. Internationally, he has performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brahms Saal in Vienna’s Musikverein, the Paris Musée d’Orsay, and t... Read Full Biography

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